386 Tasting Notes

100
drank Lao Cong Zi Ya by Norbu Tea
386 tasting notes

I love this tea more and more with every steep. It is very fruity and sweet and rich and smooth with a slight astringency that rounds it off. I’m drinking it after a long hard day, gongfu style (I’ve dedicated my best yixing teapot to it), and the taste just doesn’t seem to end. This is a tea that simply makes me happy.

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88

Tried this tea gongfu style for the first time. The wet leaves didn’t smell nice at all, but the tea itself was pretty delicious. The amber liquor was was delicate, slightly astringent, with a smooth body and and a very lightly fruity flavour.

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96

Had a cup of this to round up my day, plus two cups of Golden Nepal from a German tea company that I can’t seem to find logged here and I was too busy to enter.

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80

Drinking this gongfu style while doing some reading for my thesis. This is a strong and earthy tea, good for dozens and dozens of brewings by the look of it. It mellows down and grows sweeter with every brewing, but I still probably wouldn’t recommend it for people just starting out into the world of pu’erh. The leaves, both dry and after brewing, are on the long side, with no sourness or much astringency to them. I was very tired when I came home from work today and brewing several rounds of this made me sit up and take notice! This won’t be an everyday tea for me, but I can see myself drinking it at times like these. A perfect study tea for me!

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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96

Planning my next trip toLondon while drink a lovely cup of this tea. Very appropriate :)

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68

2nd cup today. At my parents’ house so nothing better to drink

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68

Better than your average teabag, this is a decent tea that brews very strong and so goes particularly well with milk.

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100
drank Lao Cong Zi Ya by Norbu Tea
386 tasting notes

Another 5 rounds of this fantastic tea, coupled with really good Chinese takeout. A great way to end a tough week

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88

I bought this as a possible replacement for my golden monkey Ceylon from Fortnum and Mason. This is my first order from JK tea house and it arrived very very very well packed. I doubt that a nuclear bomb could have damaged it :)
The leaves are long, thin and tightly twisted. Their raw smell is slightly sweet. The tea itself (brewed western style w/ boiling water for 2-3 minutes) is very smooth, slightly sweet with no bitter notes and only a slight astringency that rounds it off nicely. A very good tea for the price, even if it is no replacement for my Golden Monkey Tail Ceylon

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 15 sec

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An Israeli computer programmer with a passion for tea (mostly bought in yearly shopping sprees in the UK), particularly black, oolong and white. I don’t generally enjoy flavoured teas or herbal infusions, but if a tea sounds interesting and smells nice I’ll most definitely try it. I drink several cups of tea a day, usually one or two in the morning, another one after lunch and one or two in the evening. My favourite tea so far is Lao Cong Zi Ya from Norbu Tea, but I’m constantly trying new teas. Only in the past year have I branched into Pu’erh and non-roasted oolongs. Finding good tea in Israel is difficult, so I import most of my teas from yearly visits to London, or from online retailers. If you see something in my cupboard that sparks your interest and you would like to swap with me, then please message me. I’m almost always up for a swap.

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